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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III
p347
2895

(Born Tex.)

Guy Carleton

(Ap'd Tex.)

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Born Austin, TX.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Maginnis, Mon., and in the field, Sep. 29, 1881, to June 1, 1883 (leave of absence, to July 23, 1883), — Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to Oct. 16, 1883, — Ft. Maginnis, Mon., to Mar. 23, 1883, — Ft. Custer, Mon., to May 24, 1884, — and Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., and in the field, to Aug. 9, 1886; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Tex., Sep. 6, 1886, to Sep. 6, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft.

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, July 24, 1888)

Walla Walla, Wash., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p342
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — At Fort Walla Walla, Wash., from  p343 Jan. to June, 1890; at Fort Lowell, Ariz., from June, 1890 to Jan., 1891; at Fort Wingate, N. M., from Jan., 1891 to Sept., 1895 (Regimental Quartermaster, April, 1891 to April, 1895); at St. Paul, Min., on general recruiting service, Sept., 1895 to Sept., 1897; at Fort Riley, Kan., Sept., 1897 to April, 1898; at Chickamauga, Ten., Mobile, Ala., Tampa and Fernandina, Fla., from April to July, 1898, commanding Troop L, 2d Cavalry.

(Captain of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, July 1, 1898)

— In command of troop at Montauk Point, N. Y., Huntsville, Ala., and San Antonio, Tex., July, 1898 to May, 1899. — Commanding District of Campechuela, Cuba, May to July, 1899; at Manzanillo and Bayamo, Cuba, July, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p320
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Manzanillo and Bayamo, Cuba, July, 1899 to Jan. 1900; declined detail as Collector of Customs at Santiago, Cuba, Dec., 1899; in command of troop and Fort Ringgold, Tex., Jan., 1900 to Sept., 1900; commanding troop at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sept., 1900 to April, 1901; en route to and in the Philippine Islands, April, 1901 to Nov., 1901; in command of forces operating in the Gandara River Valley, against Insurgents on the island of Samar, May, 1901 to Aug., 1901, resulting in the destruction of the Insurgent stronghold and Arsenal at Blanca Arora, and the pacification of the valley; in command of 2d Squadron, 10th Cavalry, at Capiz, Panay, Aug., 1901 to Nov., 1901; detailed Paymaster, Nov., 1901 to Nov., 1903, at Manila, P. I., and from Nov., 1903 to Nov., 1905, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Chief Paymaster, Department of Texas, Dec., 1903 to April, 1905; in command of Troop B, 13th Cavalry, Nov., 1905 to Oct., 1906.

(Major, 4th Cavalry, Oct. 2, 1906)

— At Fort Riley, Kas., as member of Cavalry Examining Board, Oct., 1906 to Feb., 1907; en route to and in the Philippine Islands, commanding 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Feb. to Oct., 1907; en route to and at Fort Meade, S. D., commanding 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Oct., 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p315
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Sept. 9, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, 4th Cavalry, Oct. 2, 1906

At Fort Meade, S. D., commanding 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, October, 1907, to 1908; at Washington, D. C., student, instructor and Director, Army War College, 1908‑1912; (Chief of Cavalry, Blue Army, Massachusetts Maneuvers, 1909; detailed to General Staff Corps, 1909‑1912; Chief of Staff, Blue Army, Connecticut Maneuvers, 1912);

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, June 30, 1912)

(Assigned to 3d Cavalry, Sept. 6, 1912)

commanding Eagle Pass, Texas, Brownsville District, and Port of Embarkation, Galveston, Texas, 1912‑1915;

(Colonel of Cavalry, June 30, 1912)

Inspector-General, Department of California, 1915‑16, and of Department of Philippines, 1916‑17;

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., commanding Depot Brigade, September-December, 1917; at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., commanding Provisional Depot Corps and Troops, December, 1917, to Oct. 1, 1918,

(Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

and commanding 96th Division, Oct. 1, 1918, to Jan. 27, 1919; awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service as commanding general at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., in organizing and training corps and Army troops during the war."

At Camp Kearny, Cal., commanding 16th Division, Jan. 31 to May 15;

(Returned to Grade of Colonel of Cavalry, May 15, 1919)

At Camp Lewis, Wash., commanding Demobilization Group, May 18, 1919, to Aug. 17, 1919;b at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, commanding 10th Cavalry and District of Arizona, Aug. 21 to Nov. 4, 1919; at Hdqrs. Western Department, San Francisco, Cal., Inspector-General, Department Inspector, Nov. 6, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p178
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel of Cavalry, Oct. 4, 1915.

Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918.

Returned to Grade of Colonel, May 15, 1919.

At Camp Lewis, Wash., commanding Demobilization Group, May 18, 1919, to Aug. 17; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., commanding 10th Cavalry and District of Arizona, Aug. 21 to Nov. 4; at Headquarters Western Department, San Francisco, Calif., Inspector-General, Department Inspector, Nov. 6, 1919, to Sept. 9, 1921.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1921,
By Operation of Law.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — Since retirement, 1921, resided in San Antonio, Tex.; Member Board of Trustees, Texas Military Institute; Member Board of Trustees, St. Philip's Junior College (for negroes), San Antonio, Tex.

Vol. VIII
p61
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 9, 1921.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — Since retirement, 1921, resided in San Antonio, Tex.; Member Board of Trustees, Texas Military Institute; Member Board of Trustee, St. Philip's Junior College (for negroes), San Antonio, Tex.; Senior Warden, St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Vol. IX
p44
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 9 Sep 21

Maj Gen Ret 21 Jun 30

Civil History: — Since retirement resided in San Antonio Tex.

Died, Jan. 8, 1946, at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.: Aged 88.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.


Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Carleton's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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b What the printed text actually has is:

At Camp Kearny, Cal., commanding 16th Division, Jan. 31 to May 15; [i.e., repeating the line that had already started the paragraph] Aug. 17, 1919;

I've emended the line from the next Volume of the Supplements.


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